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Bolivian Failure to Curb Cocaine Production Spurs U.S. Aid Cut


March 1993

The Bolivian government's failure to curb coca-leaf production will result in the loss of $19 million in U.S. aid, U.S. and Bolivian officials said February 10 (From wire reports, "U.S. to Reduce Aid to Bolivia Because of Drug Activity," The Dallas Morning News, 2/11/93, 26A).

Bolivia had agreed to destroy 13,300 acres of coca fields, but destroyed slightly less than 12,000 acres. Bolivia is the second largest coca leaf producer after Peru. The U.S. is the world's largest cocaine consumer.